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In Plesk, where do I find the root username and password for SSH?

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Plesk doesn't touch the root user. When it's installed it creates the admin user for it's own user. You might be able to run sudo su - as admin or another user and reset the root password that way. Otherwise, you'll have to use a recovery CD and reset the root password that way.

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I think the default admin user name is called admin and the password can be found in /etc/psa/.psa.shadow

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That is the password used for the Plesk Control Panel. I certainly don't believe it uses this file for SSH. –  The NinjaSysadmin Jan 12 '11 at 9:24
The admin user exists in /etc/password and /etc/shadow as well, however Plesk keeps it in plain text in /etc/psa/.psa.shadow as it's used for connecting to mysql as well. –  Niall Donegan Jan 12 '11 at 9:35

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